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Caribous roll over first-place Flyers on Friday

Young fans pound the glass after Chad Earle scored the opening goal for the Caribous on Friday night at the EEC.
Young fans pound the glass after Chad Earle scored the opening goal for the Caribous on Friday night at the EEC. - Jonathan Parsons

Clarenville beats Gander 6-2 at the EEC

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — The Clarenville Ford Caribous notched a big win at home on Friday night at the Eastlink Events Centre (EEC), defeating the first-place Gander Flyers 6-2.

The ‘Bous got things rolling less than two minutes into the game, when Chad Earle scored to make it 1-0 Clarenville.

Shortly after the opening tally, Caribou defenceman Brandon Roach scored on a shot from the point.

And before the end of the first period, Keith Delaney found the back of the net — increasing the Caribous’ lead to 3-0.

During the second frame, Clarenville forward Kenny Mahoney finished a pretty pass from Ryan Delaney, and captain Dustin Russell potted a juicy rebound to extend the lead.

Brandon Hynes scored Gander’s first goal of the game right off a faceoff in the Caribous’ zone, making it 5-1.

 

 

 

In the final period, Gander pulled within three goals when Hynes scored his second of the game — but they wouldn’t get any closer.

 

Caribou Mason Reid answered with a top corner snipe to put it away, winning 6-2.

The ‘Bous outshot the Flyers 38-27.

The Caribous and the Cataracts will face off Saturday night in Grand Falls-Windsor, while the Flyers travel to the Joe Byrne Arena on Sunday for the last game before the midseason break against the Cats.

 

 

 

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